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20 August 2018


Ten BDS DSC1 Courses are listed and available before Christmas plus a Deer Management Course for Northants and another next March in Hampshire.

Have you enrolled yet or do you know someone who should?

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20 August 2018

Forestry Commission vacancy for Wildlife Ranger

Location: Dumfries and Borders Forest District,
South Scotland. Closing date: 2 Sep 2018

15 August 2018

Two new Deer Management Course dates announced

October 2018 - Deer Management Course, Hampshire - 15/10/2018 - Book now!

March 2019 - Deer Management Course, Morayshire - 13/03/2019 - Book now!

View all BDS training course dates

15 August 2018

Ultimate Deer Data (UDD) online - a fast-track aid to DSC1

• Need to fast track your revision progress before taking a DSC1 assessment?
• Short on time?
• Or just wanting to prepare for DSC1 at your own pace?

Access to online training at a time to suit you just couldn’t be easier.

• Ultimate Deer Data (UDD) provides comprehensive information on all 5 assessments
• 19 interactive quizzes and 5 deer ID tests can be repeated until you are answering correctly and with confidence
• UDD is also a brilliant resource for anyone needing to increase their knowledge of British deer and their management

15 August 2018

Presentation at Moy

Society President Sir Michael Strang-Steel presented Philip Mackenzie with a silver stag statuette on behalf of the Society at the recent Highland Fieldsports Fair, Moy. Philip had served as a Trustee Director on the Board and acted as BDS Treasurer for eight years before standing down at the AGM in May.

07 August 2018

Announcing the winner of the BDS Members’ Raffle at this year's Game Fair at Ragley Hall

Congratulations to Richard Holden from Bath who is the lucky winner of the Bushnell Trophy Xtreme X50 Binoculars with ticket number 59.

All BDS members who showed their current membership card to staff on the BDS stand at The Game Fair last weekend were entered into the free draw, so thank you for taking part. For your chance to win next year don’t forget to visit our stand and bring your card along. We always look forward to seeing you.

07 August 2018

Elveden Estate - Temporary Stalker vacancy

The Elveden Estate extends to 22,500 acres. Home to populations of Red, Roe, Fallow and Muntjac deer, it has an exciting opportunity for a recently qualified deer stalker who has already gained some experience of looking after paying clients. This is a temporary position for a fixed initial term of 12 months offering a competitive remuneration package together with accommodation on the Estate.

Further Information is available from the Forestry & Conservation Manager, Guy Warren t:01842 890423

30 July 2018

Just announced - two new DSC1 training course dates

19th October 2018 - DSC1 Chippenham, Cambridgeshire - Book now

8th December 2018 - DSC1 Epping, Essex - Book now